Great News out of The Boston Globe

Boston Globe Editor Martin Baron announced the best news to come out of Morrissey Blvd. in decades. The Globe has named two new Metro columnists: they are Kevin Cullen and Yvonne Abraham. While Cullen made an international name for himself with his coverage of Europe, in general, and Northern Ireland, specifically, during much of the 1990s and early 2000s, I have always viewed this gritty former Boston Herald crime reporter as a logical successor to Mike Barnicle. With taking nothing away from Brian McGrory who made the Metro slot his own and, as Metro editor, undoubtedly played a role in the selections today, Cullen has an ear for the city which should make for some classic columns.

And Yvonne. What can I say other than I expect her to combine expertly the witty attitude of Maureen Dowd with the passion for justice of Eileen McNamara. She’s been a great reporter for the Globe. She will be a better columnist.

These are two more reasons to make the Metro page (what I still call City/Region) a must read.

Dan Kennedy, a true expert of the local media, posts with his perspective here.

One Response to “Great News out of The Boston Globe”

  1. don warner saklad Says:

    They should get the stenographic machine output transcripts of City Councilors’ remarks and debate. For too long the public has been denied access to the public records, the Council’s stenographic transcriptions.

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